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When did Obama pass the health care reform?

When did Obama pass the health care reform?

Early first term: This was passed as a joint activity of the US House and US Senate who modified the bill and agreed upon its provisions. Obama did not pass the bill but signed it after the Congress passed it. This is how all legislation is fabricated. ...Read more

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Healthcare Reform (Definition)

Healthcare reform is a general term used to describe the changes in the stucturing and financing of medical care in the United States. In a political context, it may refer to the ...Read more


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How does health care reform affect voluntary benefits?

How does health care reform affect voluntary benefits?

Govt Health Benies: ! those who voted in the team that got us this., hang on to your hat or the other end. Their's way is such that nothing is voluntary when the irs is in charge of you paying. There are screening panels, for all care. If what you need is too expensive too bad. Canada has this plan, .. That is why their folks flee to the us for care. My best advice..Find a young md who is good & will keep you healthy. ...Read more

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I am worried about the health care reform law and how it will affect us?

I am worried about the health care reform law and how it will affect us?

Reform is Needed: Our current health care system spends twice as much per-person than most developed nations, 50% of which on the sickest 5%; spends almost-nothing on prevention; compensates physicians & hospitals based on volume rather than value; does not provide coverage for 50 million americans; has quality outcomes that are at-best middle-of-the-pack, and; is contributing to our national debt. Help is needed. ...Read more

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Which presidents tried to implement a health care reform in the United States?

Several: Truman tried but was overwhelmed with other issues. Johnson put together the Medicare legislation, This was modified buy several subsequent presidents. Clinton tried in his first term but the measure never got out of the White House. Bush added a prescription drug benefit. Obama got through the Accountable Care Act. Trump would like to eliminate that. ...Read more

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What are coverage rules for dependents under the new health care reform law?

Older age of coverag: The new law, termed the accountable health care act (called by its opponents obamacare) allows dependents currently receiving coverage to be on their parents policies until age 26 . Prior to this many ended at 18 if they were out of the house and others at age 21 no matter what. This is in jeopardy if the supreme court rules against it. This will be a major issue in the 2012 campaign. ...Read more

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How are preventive care services covered under the new health care reform law?

How are preventive care services covered under the new health care reform law?

Access for all: Unfortunately, our focus in the us is on treatment rather than prevention. However, accountable care organizations are designed to care for populations of patients rather than just hospital care. Therefore, it will be in everyone's best interest to keep people well and out of the hospital. Probably the most important part of the affordable care act is the provision for healthcare for all. ...Read more

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I hear on the radio everyday that health care reform is happening, but i don't notice anything new?

I hear on the radio everyday that health care reform is happening, but i don't notice anything new?

Starts October 2013: Healthcare reform (the affordable care act or obamacare) is the federal law created 3 years ago. There are also state laws created since that time, to actually do the improvements required by the federal law. The improvements mean millions of americans will be able to get insurance through health insurance marketplaces. Enrollment into the new plans starts in oct 2013 and coverage begins jan 2014. ...Read more

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Can any insurance agent be selling the new low-cost plans that health care reform created, or only the government sells them?

Can any insurance agent be selling the new low-cost plans that health care reform created, or only the government sells them?

New "Marketplaces": Federal or state websites where people can go to buy obamacare health insurance are called health insurance marketplaces, or exchanges. California's marketplace is "covered california" and is where people can go to compare and select health insurance plans offered by private companies, and to see if they are eligible for financial aid to help afford the insurance. Exchanges open in october 2013. ...Read more

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Under health-care reform (obamacare), when will there be less restrictions on mental-health sessions?

Mental Health Parity: In california, where it appears you are, there is already a mental health parity law in place. In 2014 the parity provisions of national health care reform kick in. ...Read more

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Obama health care? I am 50 year hold and i like to see a doctor for physical examination but do not have health ins, what do I need to do to benefit from the obama health care reform, where do I go or apply?

Obama health care? I am 50 year hold and i like to see a doctor for physical examination but do not have health ins, what do I need to do to benefit from the obama health care reform, where do I go or apply?

Marketplace/Exchange: The state or federal websites where people can go to buy health insurance are called health insurance marketplaces, or exchanges. California's marketplace is called covered california, and is where people can go to compare and select health insurance plans offered by private companies, and to find out if they are eligible for financial aid to help afford the insurance. Marketplace opens oct. 2013. ...Read more

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What is the role of family physicians after health care reform passed?

What is the role  of family physicians after health care reform passed?

Family physicians: Family physicians in my opinion are the cornerstone to you health. In the healthcare reform they will have a greater role. However, keep in mind there will definitely be a shortage of doctors. ...Read more

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Do you know if the big companies like aetna, blue cross, blue shield, or cigna will have low-cost insurance plans from health care reform?

Do you know if the big companies like aetna, blue cross, blue shield, or cigna will have low-cost insurance plans from health care reform?

Probably so...: That will differ among states, depending on which companies decide to sell health insurance in a particular state. The type of plan and level coverage that an insurance company sells through the Obamacare health insurance marketplaces should be the same quality plan as the company sells to people outside of the marketplace program. California's marketplace will sell several levels of coverage. ...Read more

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I am not sure about this health care reform. I plan to watch the candidates talking about it. But is it truly about us or our kids? And what can we do

Obamacare is good: Many doctors are extremely frustrated with the paperwork and inefficiency of the us healthcare system. We have a big mess and the only thing that can fix it is the government making rules so the free market system works better. There are many major companies now working to maximize their profits and we need rules so profits are made when good things are done to advance healthcare and not just because no one can stop them. ...Read more

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How can health care deductible work?

How can health care deductible work?

You are responsible: to pay the amount of your deductible out of pocket each year before your insurance company will pay anything. If you have a $2000,00 deductible you are responsible to pay the first $2000.00 dollar of your medical bills before your insurance will start paying anything. ...Read more

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Who all is in the health care sector or system?

Who all is in the health care sector or system?

EVERYONE and some...: Everyone uses healthcare at some point in their lifetime--whether seeing a doc, getting your eyes checked, teeth cleaned, or buying some Motrin for headaches, we all consume healthcare dollars. Companies making medicines, equipments, build hospital/medical offices, ambulances, healthcare providers, and other workers are part of the system. It is the largest sector. I need more space to explain.. ...Read more

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What is maternal health care?

What is maternal health care?

Maternal medicine. : We generally use that term in reference to the health care needs of an expectant mother (pregnant woman). ...Read more

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What is preventive health care?

What is preventive health care?

Preventing Disease &: Preventive Medicine is the branch of medicine which deals with prevention of diseases and well being of persons and keeping people healthy It includes advice and providing Immunisations.Physical Examinations,Screning for diseases for prevention and early diagnosis before the disease advances Advise about proper nutrition and Exercise,smoking cessation and healthy living ...Read more

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What is preventative health care?

What is preventative health care?

Proactive: This would be proactive versus reactive. Included are things like regular visits to the Dentist to prevent dental problems instead of waiting for problem to occur. Yearly physical exam with blood work to check health status before you have a problem. Eating properly and regular exercise to help prevent things like diabetes and high cholesterol, etc. Your wise choices and actions prevent conditions ...Read more

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What is a health care system provider?

What is a health care system provider?

See below: Anyone who provides/delivers health care - a doctor, nurse, p.A., dentist, etc. ...Read more

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Why is preventive health care important?

Read further...: To decrease the risk of future illnesses and to keep health care costs down for you as an individual and for society as a whole. ...Read more

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